Summer is on the horizon. Your friends are talking about their getaways and how they really need some downtime. Rest, time with family, and exploring some beautiful parts of the world are all great reasons to plan now.
What about you? Are your dates approved, on the calendar, and locked-in?
Or are you too busy?
Here is some wisdom that I’ve discovered after working with thousands of leaders: we make time to do the things that are really the most important, but we still have to fight the tyranny of the urgent.
For some, just planning the vacation is stressful!
Planning, preparing and getting there can be stressful, but, the research shows that being on vacation lowers stress. I talked about that here.
So it’s now time to ensure this happens—here we go! We’re calling this secret operation: SCHEDULE and PROTECT.
The Super-Secret, stealthy first step is to put it on your calendar. I know, you’re not sure if you can get the time off or something might come up… that’s why this is so stealthy.
Next, manage your other priorities and tasks around the days or times that are blocked off. You do that when YOU control your calendar. Here’s a secret: if you don’t, someone else will!
A vacation that you can look forward to then actually get away and rest—it’s within your reach!
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